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The Roots of Respect

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ISBN: 9783110448139 9783110526288 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_630212 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100263
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Despite the increasing concern for the issue of respect for persons displayed over the last decades by political philosophers, human-right thinkers, social and ethical theorists, a comprehensive treatment of the problem from a historical-philosophical perspective is conspicuously absent. The present collection of essays aims to contribute to the fulfillment of this gap by offering a reconstruction of the seminal passages in the history of philosophy which testify to the evolution of the idea of respect for persons and the rich array of conceptual specifications that such an idea acquires across the centuries.By analysis of pivotal texts of ancient and modern contemporary philosophy, the volume will try to offer an articulated account of respect which, starting from its primeval connection with the search for esteem and the pursuit of human excellence, gradually evolves towards the recognition of the political status of each citizen and culminates into a true politics of human rights.

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Emotional Minds

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ISBN: 9783110260908 9783110260922 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626358 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100221
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The thoroughly contemporary question of the relationship between emotion and reason was debated with such complexity by the philosophers of the 17th century that their concepts remain a source of inspiration for today`s research about the emotionality of the mind. The analyses of the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and many other thinkers collected in this volume offer new insights into the diversity and significance of philosophical reflections about emotions during the early modern era. A focus is placed on affective components in learning processes and the boundaries between emotions and reason.

Health, Rights and Dignity

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ISBN: 9783110319262 9783110319712 Year: DOI: 10.1515/9783110319712 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100238
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The idea that there is such a thing as a human right to health has become pervasive. It has not only been acknowledged by a variety of international law documents and thus entered the political realm but is also defended in academic circles. Yet, despite its prominence the human right to health remains something of a mystery - especially with respect to its philosophical underpinnings. Addressing this unfortunate and intellectually dangerous insufficiency, this book critically assesses the stipulation that health is a human right which - as international law holds - derives from the inherent dignity of the human person. Scrutinising the concepts underlying this stipulation (health, rights, dignity), it shall conclude that such right cannot be upheld from a philosophical perspective.

Kant's Philosophy of the Unconscious

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ISBN: 9783110204032 9783110265408 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626365 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100223
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In the 20th century, the role of the unconscious in Kant`s philosophy has been in great part neglected by Kant scholars. Nevertheless, the unconscious, the other of consciousness, is a key problem of the critical philosophy. The purpose of the volume is to fill a substantial gap in Kant research and to offer a complete survey of the topic in different areas of research, such as history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, moral philosophy, and anthropology.

Why Be Moral?

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ISBN: 9783110370454 9783110366396 9783110386332 Year: Pages: 286,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110366396 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102414
Subject: Philosophy
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What reasons do we have to be moral, and are these reasons more compelling than the reasons we have to pursue non-moral projects? Ever since the Sophists first raised this question, it has been a focal point of debate. Why be Moral? is a collection of new essays on this fundamental philosophical problem, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field.

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Philosophy --- Philosophy --- Morality

Sovereign Justice

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ISBN: 9783110245738 9783110245745 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100218
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Over the past years global justice has established itself as one of the new and most promising frontiers of political theory. Sovereign Justice collects valuable contributions from scholars of both continental and analytic tradition, and aims to investigate into the relationship between global justice and the nation state. It deals with the moral relevance of national boundaries and cosmopolitanism, and takes into account the most influential traditions that shape current approaches to the subject, especially those descending from Rawls and Kant.

The Philosophy of Human Rights

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ISBN: 9783110263398 9783110263886 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100222
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The notion of "human rights" is widely used in political and moral debates. The core idea, that all human beings have some inalienable basic rights, is appealing and has an important practical function: It allows moral criticism of various wrongs and calls for action in order to prevent them. The articles in this collection take up a tension between the wide political use of human rights claims and some intellectual skepticism about them. In particular, three major issues call for clarification: the questions of how to justify human rights, how to determine their scope and the corresponding obligations, and how to overcome the tension between universal normative claims and particular moralities.

Sceptical Paths. Enquiry and Doubt from Antiquity to the Present

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Book Series: Studies and Texts in Scepticism ISSN: 25689614 ISBN: 9783110591040 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 232 DOI: 10.1515/9783110591040 Language: English
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Subject: Philosophy
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Sceptical Paths gathers a variety of innovative studies that inquire into the presence and function of sceptical elements, strategies, and approaches in various traditions throughout Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and contemporary philosophy. Special attention is given to the place of sceptical argumentation in religious authors, challenging commonly held distinctions within the historiography of scepticism, and introduction of lesser-known thinkers.

Augmented Reality

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ISBN: 9783110497007 9783110497656 9783110495836 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_628401 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100264
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There is at present no publication specifically dedicated to analyzing the philosophical implications of augmented reality. Applications cover diverse fields like psychopathology and education, implications concern issues as diverse as negative knowledge, group cognition, the internet of things, and ontological issues, among others. In this way, it is intended not only to generate answers, but also, to draw attention to new problems that arise with the diffusion of augmented reality. In order to contemplate these problems from diverse perspectives, the authors are from a variety of fields - philosophy, computer sciences, education, psychology, and many more. Accordingly, the volume offers varied and interesting contributions which are of interest to professionals from multiple disciplines.

Johanssonian Investigations. Essays in Honour of Ingvar Johansson on His Seventieth Birthday

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Book Series: Eide ISSN: 2198-1841 ISBN: 9783110322507 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 756 DOI: 10.1515/9783110322507 Language: English
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Subject: Philosophy
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Inthe last decades, Ingvar Johansson has made a formidable contribution to the development of philosophy in general and perhaps especially to the development of metaphysics. This volume consists of original papers written by 50 philosophers from all over the world in honour of Ingvar Johansson to celebrate his 70th birthday. The papers cover traditional issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind, applied ethics and applied metaphysics, the nature of human rights, the philosophy of economics and sports. Some of the papers study the philosophy of Ingvar Johansson. All of them studies subjects which he has shown an interest in. The variety of subjects covered, testifies to the extraordinary wide range of issues his thought has had a bearing on.

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